Home heat with fireplaces and radiators

Home heat with fireplaces and radiators

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Stoves, gas or wood fireplaces, homes, inserts, water and electric radiators, underfloor heating, heat pumps, thermoelectric emitters ... There are multiple options to heat the house. Choosing one or the other depends on different factors: the use you are going to give it, the performance and consumption of each device and, of course, your personal taste. Let's focus on two of them: radiators and chimneys.

Radiators are a comfortable solution and efficient to heat the whole house. You will find them in cast iron, sheet steel and aluminum, the latter being the most recommended, because they heat faster and are more durable. Choose the material you choose, the temperature should range between 19 and 21º during the day and 15 and 17º at night. You can control the temperature and reduce consumption by placing thermostatic valves and chronothermostats. To achieve high performance and proper heat distribution, the bottom of the radiator, once installed on the wall, must be at a minimum distance from the floor of 10 to 12 cm and a maximum of 30 cm. If reflective panels are installed behind the radiators, their performance is also improved. It is advisable to clean them with a damp cloth and neutral soap, purge them every year and do not place anything on the device.

Fireplaces with openings seen brick, marble, metal or work; Traditional or avant-garde, with or without woodshed… The open fireplaces have a low calorific performance compared to the closed ones, which are also designed to offer a broad view of the fire. In order for the chimney to work well, it is essential that the smoke evacuation ducts be placed correctly, the height of the pipes (50 cm with respect to the nearby roofs) and keep it clean, since combustion generates waste. What to do if you want to have a fireplace, but there is no smoke outlet, or ducts, as in many urban flats? In these cases, you can install gas fireplaces, or opt for bioethanol, both options have very decorative designs. But in addition, many models with bioethanol are exempt and portable; They can be moved to terraces and other outdoor spaces to heat them.

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Gas fireplaces are an alternative to those used as fuel wood and biomass, as they allow you to enjoy the beauty of a simulated fire, clean, without ashes, with burners hidden by stones or ceramic logs. Its installation varies; it can be embedded in the wall or suspended - like the one in the image--; exempt, with vision of fire on several faces; but also on two sides, installed on a partition, projects its heat to two adjoining rooms.

Vertical radiator

The size of the radiator will depend on the dimensions of the room. In general, one element must be placed for each square meter, although other factors such as the climatic zone, the insulation and the power of the model are involved

Electric radiator with remote control

Low-power digital electric radiators, with electronic temperature and time programmer, save energy. Radiator Sygma, with integrated control panel and remote control.

Radiator with operation via tablet

Radiator Delta Ultimate, in black, its operation can be done through the application Rointe Connect, from tablet or smartphone, with temperature control, modes and functions at any time and place. Both are from the firm Rointe.

Wood Coated Chimena

The metal fireplaces are installed easily and without works, and in addition, they can be clad in wood to integrate them better in the room. As in this model with woodshed, from Fugar. Use pine or fir wood to light the fire; and elm, ash or birch to keep it.

Insert fireplace

An insert can be placed in the hollow or home of the old wood burning fireplaces, which is able to keep the heat longer in a single room or in several. Its advantages: safety, fuel economy and high heat efficiency. With classic or modern designs, they allow a broad view of the fire and are available with different powers, to heat rooms of
25 to 100 m2. To install them, it is necessary to do work.

Radiator under the window

Under the window is the best location of the radiator to favor the homogeneous diffusion of hot air. If you can, match the length of the radiator with that of the window.

Chimney made of steel

Metal chimney of 15 kW of power and a yield of 78.7%. Made of steel of a single body of 5 mm thick, with wood in its lower part and high adjustable.

Don't let the heat escape!

Insulating your home to protect yourself from the cold is getting easier. The first snowflakes are starting to fall and we all want to enjoy the warmth of the home, but we want to prevent heating costs from firing our energy bill. With modern Insuver mineral wool insufflation systems you can insulate the facade of your house in one or two days, keeping all the space in your home while your family continues to live their normal life.

As if you were putting on a coat, that simple. And remember that good isolation is an investment for a lifetime. The insulating power of mineral wool does not disappear and does not require maintenance.
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